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Pondicherry day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

Take a trip to Pondicherry, a charming, laid-back seaside town with a unique Franco-Tamil culture. See the city’s lovely architecture, and enjoy its delicious food, gentle sea breeze and laidback pace of life.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Full Day Tour to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Expore the Pallavas Grand architectural masterpiece on this full day tour from Chennai. Kanchipuram is a spectacular temple city known as city of thousand temples which reflects the Glorious Traditions of South India with its noted temples. Then experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mahabalipuram group of Monuments, which was carved out of rock along the Coromandel Coast in the 7th and 8th centuries rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air reliefs such as the famous Descent of the Ganges, and the Shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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Private Tour to Kanchipuram from Chennai

Get to know one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage centers and oldest Indian cities, Kanchipuram, on this private tour from Chennai. Benefit from personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace with a guide dedicated just to you and your private party. Learn about the history, culture, and architecture of the ancient city and visit some of the saree-weavers that give Kanchipuram the name "Silk City."
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Local Heritage and Architecture Tour of Chennai (Madras)

Discover the heritage of Chennai (Madras) on a 5-hour tour that features the diverse architecture found in the city. You'll see prime examples of Indo-Saracenic style, which flourished in the 19th century as British architects combined Britain Gothic styles with India's Indo-Islamic architecture. Includes pickup and drop-off, and private transportation.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour of Chennai with Kapaleeshwar Temple and San Thome Church

Explore Chennai with your own private guide on a full-day tour of the city. Your guide shows you important religious landmarks including the colorful Kapaleeshwarar Temple, the 17th-century St. Mary's Church, and the ornate San Thome Church. You'll also see the Ripon Building, Government Museum, and take a drive to Marina Beach where you can see the Bay of Bengal, which is part of the Indian Ocean. Includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Chennai Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram Temples and Caves Private Day Trip

Admire the ancient Hindu shrines of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram on a private day trip from Chennai. Journey to Mahabalipuram, famous for its 7th- and 8th-century stone temples, and explore its highlights, including the Mahishasurmardini Caves, seaside Shore Temple, and Pancha Rathas, as you discover their history. After lunch (own expense), visit Kanchipuram, one of India’s main pilgrimage centers, to see its Kailasanatha and Ekambareshvara temples, and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off, and entrance fees included.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Mahabalipuram is an ancient port town known for its 6th-century rock-cut temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore exquisite stone statues on this exclusive city tour, which gives an in-depth overview of sites like the famous Five Rathas, a set of Dravidian rock temples, and the Sea Shore Temple, an 8th-century granite shrine facing the Bay of Bengal. Round out the day with visits to DakshinaChitra, a “living museum” dedicated to showcasing South Indian culture, and the Madras Crocodile Bank.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai Guided City Tour

Explore the highlights of Chennai on a full-day private tour of the city. See the St. George Museum, St. Mary Church, San Thome Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and the Government Museum, and get photo ops of architectural gems like the Central Railway Station, Parry's Corner, and the High Court.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Private Half Day Chennai Tour including Sunset at Marina Beach with Dinner

Take a half day private tour of Chennai by visiting two of the most important spiritual attractions in the city that is Temple of Lord Shiva at Kapaleeshwarar temple and San Thome Church - where the mortal remains of St. Learn the legend behind the Shiva temple and take delight in its typical Dravidian architectural style, which  boasts of a tall gopuram (gateway tower) and other wonders. Heading to Neo Gothic style Catholic church of San Thome, ending your night by relaxing at Marina beach and nice dinner in a local restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

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Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

Mamallapuram (also called Mahaballipuram) is about an hour's drive from Chennai on the East Coast Road. It was the second capital and seaport of the Pallava Kings who ruled in the 5th century. Local legend has it that there was once a beautiful city here with seven temples, which the Gods submerged under the sea in anger.until in 2002, an Indo-British team of divers discovered a series of man-made structures under water, covering an area of several square miles.Today at Mamallapuram, you can see the famous Shore Temple, the only surviving temple out of the original seven (the rest have sunk under the sea). The Shore Temple is among the oldest temples of South India and represents the final flowering of Pallava art. Arjuna's Penance, one of the world's biggest bas-reliefs depicts the story of the descent of the River Ganges from Heaven to Earth. Cave temples and massive monolithic sculptures (carved from a single large block of granite) make Mamallapuram a place to remember.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trip to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Visit Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a private tour from Chennai that includes door-to-door transport, lunch, and all entrance fees. Travel by private car and spend the day exploring temples and a seashell museum in a scenic town, with a personal guide who will tailor the day to your interests.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Kanchipuram - Ancient Temples Tour from Chennai

Kanchipuram, known as the “City of a Thousand Temples,” is one of India’s seven holy cities. Visit five different temples on this convenient day trip from Chennai, which includes round-trip transportation in a comfortable, private vehicle. Get a peek at local masterpieces, including a thousand-pillared sculpted hall and buildings from the Pallava and Vijayanagar dynasties, all in one whirlwind visit.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Private Day out in Chennai by Auto-rickshaw

Go past some of the famous streets and markets of Chennai in a colorful auto-rickshaw. This unique ride will let you experience the sights and sounds of this bustling city from close quarters. Unlike travel by an air-conditioned car that keeps out all the noise of the city, you will be able to experience the vibrant energy of the city as you move along. You can step out and walk along at interesting spots to catch a closer glimpse and then hop on again as your guide takes you along the itinerary.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to Mahabalipuram, the seaside Tamil Nadu city famous for its UNESCO-listed rock-cut caves and monuments. See impressive, three-dimensional illustrations of the Mahabharata—India’s national epic—cut from colossal stones, and marvel at the ancient coastal Shore Temple. Tours include complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Wild life trail in Chennai

South India is home to all sorts of fascinating wildlife, and with this day trip from Chennai, you can see some of the area's coolest creatures, safely. Highlights include visits to Guindy National Park, home to all sorts of snakes, reptiles, and even butterflies as well as stops at the Chennai Crocodile Park and the Arignar Anna Zoological Gardens, the first public zoo in India!
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Full-Day Private Guided Tour from Chennai with Hotel Pickup

Explore Tamil Nadu's capital city on this private, 8-hour tour of Chennai, including round-trip transport. Visit top spots of Chennai with your private guide, such as San Thome Cathedral, the Government Museum, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and Fort St. George. Plus spend time on Marina Beach near the Bay of Bengal before calling it a day.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Tour to Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Santhome Church and Parthasarathy Temple

Explore several of Chennai’s most must-see religious landmarks during this three-for-one guided tour. Admire the Dravidian architecture of world-famous, 7th-century Kapaleeshwarar Temple, follow worshippers to bustling Parthasarathy Temple, and learn about the city’s Portuguese heritage at St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica. Tours include hotel pick-up and drop-off in a private air-conditioned vehicle for added comfort.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Half-Day Shopping Tour in Chennai

Visit some of Chennai's best local shopping spots on this half-day tour. With a guide to show you the best stores for local goods and give you tips on how to bargain, you can walk away with the best possible souvenirs from your trip. This private tour gives the benefit of personalized attention and the ability to peruse the offerings at your own pace.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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2-Day's Tour of Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry from Chennai

Have time to take in the top attractions of Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram on a 2-day tour from Chennai. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Monuments of Mahabalipuram to see ancient rock-cut temples and carvings, then continue for an overnight in Pondicherry. On day two, your guide takes you to Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum, and other landmarks, before your evening return to Chennai. Includes 4-star hotel accommodation with breakfast, and round-trip transportation.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Private 3-Hour Cooking Lesson and Meal in Chennai

While visiting Chennai, get an authentic experience of local life during a private 3-hour cooking lesson, market visit, and meal with your chef-host in her family home. Start by selecting ingredients at the neighborhood market, then return to your host's kitchen for a cooking lesson that covers up to five South Indian recipes. The meal might consist of dishes like rasam (spiced lentil soup), vegetable stew or curry, dosas, and other savory treats. Then sit down with your host to feast on the meal that you helped to make.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

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Chennai to Mahabalipuram One Day Trip

Mahabalipuram is a perfect day trip from bustling Chennai, but navigating the public transport system to reach the coastal attraction independently is challenging. On this tour, begin with a pickup at your Chennai hotel and reach Mahabalipuram with ease. Discover ancient sites like Arjuna's Penance, and admire historic artworks dating back to the Pallava dynasty.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Half-day tour of Chennai and a Walking Tour of Georgetown

See the best of Chennai's monuments with this half-day tour. You'll see the British colonial St. George Fort and its stately old building, with time to explore the on-site museum fill of East Indian Company artifacts. You'll then head to the city's most famous temple, Kapaleeswarar Temple, notable for its Dravidian architecture before wrapping up your tour in the charming market area of Georgetown.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Shopping Tour to Visit Poompuhar, Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan and Co-optex in Chennai

Craft aficionados—and souvenir hunters of all stripes—will appreciate this three-for-one shopping trip to Chennai’s finest government-run artisan emporiums. Shop for regional art objects at Poompuhar, browse iconic khadi, or homespun cotton, garments at Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan, and get your silk sari fix at Thillaiyadi Valliammai Silk Palace. Tours include private pick-up and drop-off from your Chennai hotel in a chauffeured vehicle.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Visit The Temples Of Chennai

Thousands of temples with lofty towers dot the skyline of the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India. These temples are torchbearers of the glorious heritage of the Tamil speaking region, and are repositories of the magnificent art forms that have evolved over several centuries. Visit four such temples of Chennai on this half-day tour.Highlights:• Kapaleeshwarar Temple • Vadapalani Murugan Temple• Shirdi Sai Baba Temple• ISKCON Temple
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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